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Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 10, 2009

By today's estimates, there are about two trillion barrels of recoverable conventional oil resources worldwide, and as much as twice that in additional frontier resources like extra-heavy oil, oil sands, and oil shale and shale gas. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) conservatively estimates oil shale formations in Colorado, Utah and Wyoming contain 800 billion barrels of recoverable oil--more than three times the proven reserves of Saudi Arabia.

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climate-change  climate-legislation  congress  energy  energy-bill  energy-policy  over-regulation  waxman-markey 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2009

This week, the Senate began discussions on the American Clean Energy and Security Act of 2009, climate legislation that narrowly passed in the House last month. As a recent New York Times article mentions, this week and the remainder of the month will be a busy time on the Hill with a number of hearings taking place before the weeks of July 27-31 and Aug. 3-7--weeks Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) set aside for the bill's mark up. To follow the discussion, you can watch yesterday's Environment & Public Works Committee hearing.

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chevron  cogeneration  efficiency  energy  energy-generator 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 7, 2009

The greatest "new" energy source available today is the reduced demand brought about by greater energy efficiency. It's the cleanest, quickest and most cost-effective way to extend today's energy supply into the future. It's wise to practice energy efficiency, and the oil and natural gas industry is doing its part.

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air-quality  domestic-energy  efficiency  energy  fuel  technology-innovation  ulsd  ultra-low-sulfur-diesel 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 7, 2009

Despite what you may have heard, the nation's air quality has improved markedly over the past several years. And part of the air quality improvement can be attributed to a major change in diesel fuel.

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access  energy  energy-policy  obama  taxes 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 6, 2009

In a post last month, I talked about columnist Robert Samuelson's view on an Obama administration anti-oil bias. And in a recent Las Vegas Review-Journal op-ed, it seems that former Oklahoma Congressman J.C. Watts shares a similar perspective. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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supply  oil-company-ownership  energy-reality  energy-iq  energy-demand  energy 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 2, 2009

Over the last few days, we've asked you a number of energy-related questions about topics such as energy demand, supply, taxes and oil company ownership. Now it's truly time to put your knowledge to the test: - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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stock-ownership  energy-reality  energy-iq  energy  earnings 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 2, 2009

When oil companies do well, who benefits? Is it solely the companies' management? Or do average investors benefit as well? Consider this question:

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domestic-energy  energy  energy-policy  ground-water-protection-council  hydraulic-fracturing  over-regulation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 1, 2009

On the surface, the companion bills introduced into the U.S. House and Senate seem quite benign. They propose to regulate hydraulic fracturing under the Safe Drinking Water Act, adding federal oversight to the oil and natural gas field process. In actuality, they could be an economic disaster waiting to happen. - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P610#sthash.cUd2Uhop.dpuf

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supply  over-regulation  imports  energy-iq-survey  energy-iq  energy  domestic-energy  demand  canada 

Mark Green

Mark Green
Posted June 30, 2009

Oil and natural gas are found all over the world in varying amounts, and throughout history, about one trillion barrels of oil have been produced. While about one-third of our oil is produced domestically, where does our imported oil come from? - See more at: http://energytomorrow.org/blog/author/13/P615#sthash.mWkaeH2s.dpuf

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